Linkou District (Chinese: 林口區; pinyin: Línkǒu Qū; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Nâ-kháu khu) is a district in the northwestern part of New Taipei City in northern Taiwan. The name "Linkou" translates to "forest mouth"; in fact, for much of its history, Linkou remained a relatively rural and undeveloped district. This began to change in the latter half of the 2010s: Linkou is currently undergoing a period of rapid population growth and land development relative to other nearby districts.
Location of Linkou in Xinbei City
|Country||Republic of China (Taiwan)|
|Special municipality||New Taipei City (新北市)|
|• Total||54.15 km2 (20.91 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (CST)|
As of October 2020, Linkou District had a population of 120,370 and one of the fastest population growth rates in Taipei County. Linkou has a land area of 54.15 km², including many forested areas and canyons.
Linkou District has two universities, several high schools, and as of 2020 has three international schools. Since the founding of the first international school in the district, Asia American International Academy (AAIA) in 2014, and subsequent openings of Kang Chiao International School Linkou Campus in 2018 and Morrison Academy Taipei in 2020, Linkou District has seen increased growth in its English-speaking foreign population.
Universities and collegesEdit
Local high schoolsEdit
- New Taipei Municipal Lin-kou High School (新北市立林口高級中學)
- Hsing Wu High School (新北市私立醒吾高級中學)
- New Taipei Municipal Chong-Lin Junior High School (新北市立崇林國民中學)
- New Taipei Municipal Jia Lin Junior High School (新北市立佳林國民中學)
- Carrefour: It offers grocery, food, daily needs, and home appliance shopping.
- Mitsui Outlet Park: The biggest shopping mall in the Linkou area. It offers recreational international brands stores, movie theaters, and restaurants. A large expansion of Mitsui Outlet Park, "Phase II," is planned to begin construction in 2021 and open for business in 2024.
- Shine Square: Another shopping mall near Mitsui Outlet Park with a movie theater, restaurants, stores, and a large arcade.
Linkou has numerous public parks, public swimming pools, hiking trails, bicycle paths, golf driving ranges, and the Linkou Civil Sports Center.
Linkou District is served by one stop on the Taoyuan Airport MRT line, Linkou Station A9, which connects to the Taoyuan International Airport and additional Taoyuan City stops in the northwest, as well as eight stops to the southeast ending at Taipei Main Station (Taoyuan Metro). Just south of the Linkou border in Guishan District, there is an additional stop at Taoyuan Airport MRT Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Station A8 which is an Express station. Many businesses around A8, although they are technically in Guishan District, instead use "Linkou" in their names (for example, Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and the Fullon Hotel Linkou).
Linkou is served by numerous public bus lines that connect to destinations in Taoyuan City, New Taipei City, and Taipei City. There are also commercial bus lines that provide service to cities across Taiwan.
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- "Advance Data Technology Corporation" (PDF).
Chiapao Tsuen, Linkou, Taipei
- "Zhulinshan Guanyin Temple" (in Chinese).
- "WuFuYang Socks Museum".
- "Guangcong Metalworking Art Museum". New Taipei City Travel (in Chinese). Retrieved 20 November 2020.
- "Community Participation in Rebuilding Linkou Renai Observation Deck". Linkou District Office (in Chinese). Retrieved 20 November 2020.
- "Mitsui Outlet Park Linkou".
- 鄭雅之. "The opening day is confirmed! The 2.75 hectare "Linkou Mitsui Outlet Phase II" attacked the daily life of Linkou people, with more than 300 gourmet and selection stores to create the strongest outlet department store". WalkerLand (in Chinese). Retrieved 22 November 2020.
- 蔡惠如. "Interview/Taiwan Mitsui Chairman Shimomachi Ichiro: The next step for Linkou Outlet will be the "local market"". ETtoday (in Chinese). Retrieved 22 November 2020.
- "Shine Square" (in Chinese).
- "KUO-KUANG MOTOR TRANSPORT".
- "Ubus" (in Chinese).
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- Linkou District (in Chinese)